Cooking 101: The “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15″

Ever heard of the "Dirty Dozen"? If not, it's a list of the 12 fruits and vegetables that contain the most pesticides. The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit organization specializing in research and advocacy related to public health and the environment, recently released its "Dirty Dozen" list for 2011.    Here's the 2011 list: [...]


Community Supported Agriculture, where have you been all my life?

Have you ever heard of a Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA, for short)? Well, I for sure hadn't. Nope. Not until a few months ago at my friend's daughter's birthday party. Dustin was ranting and complaining discussing his love for fresh okra and how it's difficult to find out here in California when my friend [...]